Philip Marcovici

Senior Advisor

Philip Marcovici, of the Offices of Philip Marcovici, is retired from the practice of law and consults with governments, financial institutions and global families in relation to tax, wealth management and other matters.

Philip is on the boards of several entities within the wealth management industry, as well as of entities within family succession and philanthropic structures. An adjunct lecturer at the Singapore Management University, Philip is actively involved in teaching in the areas of taxation, wealth management and family governance.

Philip was the founder and CEO of LawInContext, the interactive knowledge venture of global law firm, Baker & McKenzie, a firm he joined in 1982 and of which he was a partner, based in Hong Kong for twelve years, and then in Zurich. Philip retired from Baker & McKenzie at the end of 2009.

Philip Marcovici is the former chair of the European tax practice of Baker & McKenzie and of the steering committee of the Firm’s international wealth management practice, of which he was one of the founders. Philip was also one of the founders of the Baker & McKenzie Asia-Pacific tax practice and has been involved in a number of firm and practice group management functions.

Among others, Philip Marcovici received the Citywealth Magic Circle Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 and the Wealth Management Innovator award in 2011 for his work in instigating the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility. In 2010 Philip received the Russell Baker Award from Baker & McKenzie in appreciation for his exceptional contributions to the firm’s Global Tax Practice. In 2013, Philip received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners and in 2016 a Lifetime Achievement Award from Wealth Briefing.

Philip holds law degrees from Harvard Law School and the University of Ottawa.